Today's news -- October 4, 2017

 

 

 

 

Report shows impact of homelessness on state students *

A new study Monday shows more than 72,000 Florida school children were considered homeless in the 2015-2016 school year. The study attributes the increase to the recession and more teacher training to identify students who are homeless. Shelley Lauten, CEO of the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness, said this report includes students temporarily doubled up with others and who are staying in hotels and motels. “The children who are experiencing homelessness are almost, in some cases, three times more likely to be disciplined or missing school,” said Lauten. It also found academic learning gains were significantly lower for students who are homeless or precariously housed.

http://www.wmfe.org/report-shows-impact-of-homelessness-on-florida-students/78590

 

Martin won't join lawsuit against Legislature (Karen Resciniti quoted)
http://www.tcpalm.com/story/news/education/martin-county-schools/2017/10/03/martin-county-school-district-wont-join-lawsuit-against-legislature/722598001/

 

Florida schools begin enrolling Puerto Rican hurricane evacuees

http://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/post/florida-schools-begin-enrolling-puerto-rican-hurricane-evacuees#stream/0 (Randi Weingarten quoted)
http://www.tbo.com/news/education/k12/hillsborough-schools-the-welcome-mat-is-out-for-displaced-students-from/2339755

 

Puerto Rican schoolchildren could be out of class for months

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/puerto-rican-schoolchildren-could-be-out-of-class-for-months/2017/10/03/a186748c-a7a5-11e7-850e-2bdd1236be5d_story.html?utm_term=.3da19deba305

 

Ormond Beach calls for Legislature to amend district cost differential for schools

https://www.ormondbeachobserver.com/article/ormond-beach-joins-other-volusia-cities-calling-for-legislature-to-amend-district-cost-differential-for-schools

 

Bradenton protest over school anthem policy a microcosm of national debate

http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20171003/bradenton-protest-over-school-anthem-policy-microcosm-of-national-debate

 

Two Pasco charter schools on short leash with district officials

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/two-pasco-county-charter-schools-on-short-leash-with-district-officials/2339686

 

Lakeland private school for autistic children closes days after losing state funding

http://www.theledger.com/news/20171003/monarch-school-private-school-for-autistic-children-in-lakeland-closes-days-after-losing-state-funding

 

Trump taps Common Core foe as No. 2 at Education Department https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/10/04/trump-taps-common-core-foe-as-no-2-at-education-department-but-most-key-positions-still-vacant/?utm_term=.1e30d43e4460

 

Teacher to DeVos: Schools aren’t like food trucks, education is “not a side of fries”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/10/03/teacher-responds-to-devos-schools-arent-like-food-trucks-and-education-is-not-a-side-of-fries/?utm_term=.5bfbe3c01212

 

Controversial Project Veritas hit with restraining order sought by teachers union

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/10/03/controversial-project-veritas-hit-with-restraining-order-sought-by-teachers-union/?utm_term=.6bb402ddbd47

 

Will Florida banish the ghost of Jim Crow?

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/10/florida-felon-disenfranchisement/541680/

 

Aronberg amendment to end “write-in candidate loophole” advances

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/aronberg-amendment-end-write-candidate-loophole-advances/Vw06SpOjoF1MCS6cmD6wrI/

 

CRC panel focused on constitutional rights starts narrowing focus

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/10/03/crc-panel-focused-on-constitutional-rights-starts-narrowing-focus-114849

 

Firm hauling hurricane debris hit with state subpoena

http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/weather/hurricanes/firm-hauling-palm-beach-county-irma-debris-hit-with-florida-subpoena/AgLQNEoeTubwXz15Yu7hqN/?ecmp=newspaper_email&

http://www.tcpalm.com/story/news/investigations/2017/10/03/attorney-general-investigating-randy-perkins-company-ashbritt-price-gouging-allegations/726479001/

 

Trump raises debris reimbursement for state to 90 percent

http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/hurricane-irma-trump-raises-debris-reimbursement-for-florida/YvkRgvSiBOjxjQwPnnLRLK/

 

Trump gives his administration an “A+” for state hurricane response

http://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2017/10/03/on-way-to-puerto-rico-trump-gives-his-administration-an-a-for-florida-hurricane-response/?utm_source=TBT_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The%20Daily%20Buzz%20on%20Florida%20Politics%20-%20100317&utm_email=6575d82b873cf5ef9faac9fbc241bd1f

 

Nelson files tax-relief bill to help victims of hurricanes  

https://www.villages-news.com/nelson-files-tax-relief-bill-help-victims-hurricanes/

 

Diaz-Balart, Wasserman Schultz ask White House for more hurricane funding

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2017/10/diaz-balart-wasserman-schultz-ask-white-house-to-request-more-hurricane-funding-.html

 

Trump hails “incredible” response in “lovely” trip to storm-torn Puerto Rico

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-praises-himself-for-administrations-great-job-in-puerto-rico/2017/10/03/fdb5eeb4-a83a-11e7-8ed2-c7114e6ac460_story.html?utm_term=.054db2008822

 

Trump brings harsh edge to Puerto Rico trip

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/03/trump-puerto-rico-hurricane-visit-243382

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/03/puerto-rico-donald-trump-visit-hurricane-maria?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=246545&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Trump lobs praise, and paper towels, to Puerto Rico storm victims

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/03/us/puerto-rico-trump-hurricane.html?emc=edit_cn_20171004&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2017/10/03/in-bizarre-visit-donald-trump-compares-puerto-rico-to-a-real-catastrophe-like-katrina-and-congratulates-himself-analysis.html

 

San Juan mayor slams Trump for “terrible and abominable” Puerto Rico stunt

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/san-juan-mayor-trump-abominable_us_59d48333e4b0218923e632d9?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=__TheMorningEmail__100417&utm_content=__TheMorningEmail__100417+CID_7ca5f9c4c1fd605ab58f9172e4befb3d&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20software&utm_term=HuffPost&ncid=newsltushpmgnews__TheMorningEmail__100417

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/03/trump-san-juan-puerto-rico-mayor-243406

 

Trump came to Puerto Rico like an emperor: with pomp and little sympathy

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/04/trump-puerto-rico-emperor-pomp-hurricane-maria?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=246545&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Trump vows to wipe out Puerto Rico’s debt. Can he do that?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/04/business/dealbook/trump-puerto-rico-debt.html?_r=0

https://thinkprogress.org/erratic-trump-casually-promises-to-wipe-out-puerto-ricos-72-billion-debt-312205e196c2/

 

Puerto Ricans are going to flee if Trump doesn’t fix hurricane relief

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2017/10/03/puerto-ricans-are-going-to-flee-if-president-trump-doesnt-fix-hurricane-relief/?utm_term=.6468203537d8

 

Families with ties to Central Florida struggle with decision to stay or leave

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-puerto-rico-maria-leaving-central-florida-20171003-story.html

 

Thousands land in Florida, fleeing the misery left by Hurricane Maria

http://beta.latimes.com/nation/la-na-puerto-rico-florida-20171003-story.html

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/tourism-cruises/article176764846.html

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/weather/hurricane/fl-bz-hurricane-evacuees-at-port-everglades-20171003-story.html

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/state--regional/thousands-hurricane-evacuees-arrive-florida-cruise-ship/oktw6KGSKjfmG3oZOeFJ4L/

 

How the new math of gerrymandering works

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/10/03/upshot/how-the-new-math-of-gerrymandering-works-supreme-court.html?em_pos=large&emc=edit_cn_20171004&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Breaking down gerrymandering’s 21st century injustice

http://www.myajc.com/news/opinion/opinion-breaking-down-gerrymandering-21st-century-injustice/prVufzTYzsxj6aanxdsB0L/?ecmp=newspaper_email&

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/245959-ted-deutch-liza-mcclenaghan-voters-deserve-fair-maps-time-end-gerrymandering

 

Kennedy’s vote is in play on voting maps warped by politics

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/03/us/politics/gerrymandering-supreme-court-wisconsin.html?emc=edit_cn_20171004&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

 

Fake news comes to the Supreme Court

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/fake-news-comes-to-the-supreme-court/2017/10/03/3a17f86c-a87b-11e7-92d1-58c702d2d975_story.html?utm_term=.654ae8b49a22

 

How Alabama’s “new poll tax” bars thousands of people from voting

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/oct/04/alabama-voting-poll-tax?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=246545&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Senators may back report on Russian meddling, sound alarm on 2018

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/senators-expected-to-largely-endorse-intel-report-on-russian-meddling-sound-alarm-about-next-election/2017/10/03/b61d5c32-a893-11e7-b3aa-c0e2e1d41e38_story.html?utm_term=.c1f2271bf7d0

 

Cardin requests details on Kushner's use of personal email account

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/03/jared-kushner-private-emails-ben-cardin-243414

 

Russian-linked Facebook ads targeted Michigan and Wisconsin

http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/03/politics/russian-facebook-ads-michigan-wisconsin/index.html

 

Facebook has so much more to tell us

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/facebook-has-so-much-more-to-tell-us/2017/10/03/6ae34412-a7a7-11e7-92d1-58c702d2d975_story.html?utm_term=.3cc81d36ee2d

 

Forget Russian trolls. Facebook's own staff helped win the election.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/danielkreiss/forget-russian-trolls-facebooks-own-staff-did-more?utm_term=.xu506v0qY#.ljzBw1B3J

 

Ivanka and Trump Jr. were close to being charged with felony fraud

https://www.propublica.org/article/ivanka-donald-trump-jr-close-to-being-charged-felony-fraud

 

Kushner, Ivanka Trump fined over late financial disclosure forms

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/353756-ivanka-trump-kushner-fined-over-late-financial-disclosure-forms

 

Tax cuts, sold as fuel for growth, widen gap between rich and poor

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/03/business/economy/tax-rates-growth.html?emc=edit_cn_20171004&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Republicans are reconsidering full repeal of state and local tax deduction

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/03/us/politics/republican-tax-plan-state-and-local-deduction.html?emc=edit_cn_20171004&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-03/gop-leaders-consider-changing-not-ending-state-tax-deduction

 

The Trump tax idea that’s a boon for shareholders

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/03/opinion/trump-tax-plan-repatriation.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20171004&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=12&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Conservatives defy GOP orthodoxy on cutting top tax rate

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/03/tax-reform-republicans-conservatives-243423

 

More GOP senators willing to tell Trump to take a hike

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/04/trump-republican-senate-mcconnell-243421

 

States gird for worst as Congress deal with children’s insurance program

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/03/us/politics/childrens-health-insurance-program-expired-congress.html?emc=edit_cn_20171004&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

https://www.aft.org/press-release/aft-urges-full-funding-childrens-health-insurance-program (Randi Weingarten quoted)

Congress just let the program that keeps my daughter alive expire

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2017/10/04/congress-just-let-the-program-that-keeps-my-daughter-alive-expire/?utm_term=.8c256caad03d

 

Florida needs CHIP to insure children

http://www.heraldtribune.com/opinion/20171003/editorial-florida-needs-chip-to-insure-children

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/os-ed-revive-children-health-insurance-program-20171003-story.html

 

With Affordable Care Act’s future cloudy, costs for many seem sure to soar

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/03/health/aca-insurance-rate-increases.html?emc=edit_cn_20171004&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

With Trump backing, House approves ban on abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/with-trumps-backing-house-approves-ban-on-abortion-after-20-weeks-of-pregnancy/2017/10/03/95c64786-a86c-11e7-b3aa-c0e2e1d41e38_story.html?utm_term=.97d93972a81c

 

Sanders: GOP budget would gut Medicare, Medicaid, other key programs

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/10/4/16416646/bernie-sanders-gop-budget-medicare

 

GOP lawmakers say Trump wants tough measures in “Dreamers” deal

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/03/daca-dreamers-trump-republicans-243410

 

Deal or no deal on DACA? Republicans say no. Democrats say not yet.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/deal-or-no-deal-on-daca-republicans-say-no-democrats-say-not-yet/2017/10/03/ed9c7abc-a857-11e7-92d1-58c702d2d975_story.html?utm_term=.6bbf797b36e6

 

Immigrants rush to file last DACA renewals by Thursday

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/immigration/immigrants-rush-to-file-last-daca-renewals-by-thursday/2017/10/03/243b0c76-a783-11e7-850e-2bdd1236be5d_story.html?utm_term=.dbdfba4133a8

 

Supreme Court weighs immigrants’ rights to have detention reviewed

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/03/us/supreme-court-immigrants-detention-jennings-rodriguez.html?emc=edit_cn_20171004&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Lawmakers can’t do anything about mass shootings without politicizing them

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/10/3/16405052/mass-shooting-politicize-gun-violence

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/03/us/politics/gun-control-las-vegas-congress-republicans-scalise-giffords.html?emc=edit_cn_20171004&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

 

Why gun violence research has been shut down for 20 years

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/10/04/gun-violence-research-has-been-shut-down-for-20-years/?utm_term=.6566de8f48e5

 

The lives we have lost

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-lives-we-have-lost/2017/10/03/59c70732-a84b-11e7-850e-2bdd1236be5d_story.html?hpid=hp_no-name_opinion-card-e%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.b00cc0d09d1d

 

Bank overdraft and ATM fees both hit record highs

http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/banking/bank-overdraft-and-atm-fees-both-hit-record-highs/2339670?utm_source=TBT_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daystarter&utm_email=6575d82b873cf5ef9faac9fbc241bd1f

 

IRS awards multimillion-dollar fraud-prevention contract to Equifax

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/03/equifax-irs-fraud-protection-contract-243419

 

Equifax’s ex-CEO gets a grilling in Washington over data breach

http://www.myajc.com/business/equifax-ceo-gets-grilling-washington-over-data-breach/AqazrBzEZdedgkHirnOXkM/?ecmp=newspaper_email&

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/ct-ex-equifax-ceo-congress-data-breach-20171003-story.html

 

Ex-surgeon general says work is partly to blame for “loneliness epidemic”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/on-leadership/wp/2017/10/04/this-former-surgeon-general-says-theres-a-loneliness-epidemic-and-work-is-partly-to-blame/?utm_term=.11b95738d0f6

 

Undermining the rule of law at the EPA

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/04/opinion/contributors/epa-rule-of-law-pruitt.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20171004&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=11&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Trump's push to ignore climate costs generates a backlash in court

http://beta.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-climate-costs-20171004-story.html

 

Why Price’s conservative imprint on HHS is likely to endure

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/03/tom-price-influence-health-human-services-243403

 

Hedge fund billionaire flew top Mnuchin aide on private jet to Palm Beach

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/10/03/hedge-fund-billionaire-flew-top-mnuchin-aide-on-private-jet-to-palm-beach/?utm_term=.2c38047e711a

 

Interior launches third investigation into Zinke’s alleged misconduct

https://thinkprogress.org/investigations-into-ryan-zinke-73c568782682/?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=59d4cd4304d30154e9aa269f&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

 

Inspector general to review VA secretary’s trip to Europe

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/inspector-general-va-shulkin-europe-trip?utm_content=buffercad54&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

One of Trump's judicial picks receives rare "not qualified" rating from legal group

https://www.buzzfeed.com/zoetillman/one-of-trumps-judicial-picks-received-a-rare-not-qualified?utm_term=.mvVj15j23#.mamZkQZdj

 

Press, branded the “enemy” by Trump, increasingly trusted by the public

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-trump-effect-media-poll/the-press-branded-the-enemy-by-trump-increasingly-trusted-by-the-public-reuters-ipsos-poll-idUSKCN1C813L

 

 

 

 

 

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